Groups collecting clothing and food

November 17, 2011

The following local groups are participating in food collections and clothing drives for the holiday season:

Food collection

Members of O.W.E.G. — Original West End Gal or Guy — are collecting items to make a complete Thanksgiving meal to give to those less fortunate in the community.

O.W.E.G, a group of people who previously lived or currently live in the West End of Hagerstown, will be at West End Baptist Chapel at 101 Buena Vista Ave. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During that time, members will accept donations of the following items — turkeys; canned green beans and corn; potatoes, either fresh or powdered; macaroni and cheese; cranberry sauce; canned gravy; onions; stuffing mix; butter; milk; pies; and rolls or bread.

O.W.E.G. has been collecting canned goods since the beginning of November. On Saturday, items will be boxed and delivered to families in need.

Any food remaining will be split between the West End Baptist Chapel Food Bank and the O.W.E.G. Cooks program, which will cook and deliver hot meals to the sick and the elderly in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Coat drive

Wolf Furniture wants every child in the community to have a warm coat this holiday season.

Wolf Furniture, along with WAFY, WWEG, Comcast and The Salvation Army, is asking that people donate new or gently used coats or jackets at their nearest Wolf Furniture store.

The Salvation Army will distribute the coats collected to disadvantaged families in our area, Wolf Furniture said in a release.

Coats can be dropped off at the following Wolf Furniture locations between Nov. 21 and Dec. 19:

• Hagerstown Premium Outlets — Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Frederick, Md., 1215 W. Patrick St. — Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

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